Thursday, February 22, 2018

Bibliography on EDAs

My annotated bibliography on evolutionary debunking arguments in ethics has just been published in Oxford Bibliographies in Philosophy. I wrote this while editing a volume on moral moral skepticism. Unfortunately, I think it will be a while until I work on that topic again.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Review of Moral Skepticism

Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews has just published Matt Lutz's review of Moral Skepticism: New Essays (Routledge, 2018). It can be read here.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Maimonideanism and Skepticism

On March 12-15, the Maimonides Centre for Advanced Studies at Hamburg University will host the conference “Abulafia and the Early Maimonideans: Trends, Approaches, and Sceptical Strategies.” For complete information, click here.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Epistemic Vice and Skepticism

On April 13th, 2018, the University of Southampton will host the conference “Epistemic Vice and Forms of Scepticism.” The speakers will be Quassim Cassam, Alison Hills, J. Adam Carter, Aidan McGlynn, and Genia Schönbaumsfeld. For more information, go here

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Evolutionary Debunking of Morality

The latest issue of Pacific Philosophical Quarterly (vol. 98, issue S1, 2017) contains two papers dealing with evolutionary debunking arguments in ethics: Andrew Moore's Debunking Morality: Lessons from the EAAN Literature (here) and Michael Klenk's Can Moral Realists Deflect Defeat Due to Evolutionary Explanations of Morality? (here).

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Conversion and Skepticism

The Maimonides Centre for Advanced Studies has just published the first volume in the subseries Studies and Texts in Scepticism: D. Ruderman (ed.), Converts of Conviction: Faith and Scepticism in Nineteenth Century European Jewish Society (de Gruyter, 2018). The book is open access and can be found here.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Medieval and Modern Skepticism

A couple of months ago, Han Thomas Adriaenssen (Groningen) published Representation and Scepticism from Aquinas to Descartes (CUP, 2017). There's a recent fine review by Dominik Perler (Berlin) in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Skepticism

The following volume, with some excellent contributors, is now out: G. Anthony Bruno & A.C. Rutherford (eds.), Skepticism: Historical and Contemporary Inquiries (Routledge, 2018).

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Penelope Maddy on External-World Skepticism

At the beginning of the year, Penelope Maddy (UC, Irvine) published What Do Philosophers Do? Skepticism and the Practice of Philosophy (OUP, 2017). There's a recent critical review in NDPR by Alexander Jackson.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Summer School in Hamburg

The Maimonides Centre for Advanced Studies will organize a summer school from July 29 to August 3, 2018 in Hamburg. The topic will be “Sceptical Strategies, Methods, and Approaches in the Middle Ages: Christian, Islamic, and Jewish Traditions.” The Summer School is intended for MA students and PhD candidates from the Humanities. Depending on capacity, BA students in their last year of studies may be accepted. Up to 15 fully-funded scholarships (travel and accommodation) are available. For complete information, go here.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Formal Epistemology and Skepticism

I've just found about this monograph by Tomoji Shogenji that makes use of model selection theory to (allegedly) defeat Cartesian skepticism: Formal Epistemology and Cartesian Skepticism: In Defense of Belief in the Natural World (Routledge). Click here for more information.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Talk in Buenos Aires

On November 23rd, from 5 pm to 7 pm, Rico Gutschmidt will give the talk “Illusion or Insight? Skepticism and the External Standpoint” at the Sociedad Argentina de Análisis Filosófico (SADAF), in Buenos Aires. For more information, click here.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

New Volume on Moral Skepticism

I'm glad to announce that the volume Moral Skepticism: New Essays (Routledge) is now out. Contributors include David Copp, Terry Horgan, Richard Joyce, Hallvard Lillehammer, Bart Streumer, Folke Tersman, Christine Tiefensee, Mark Timmons, Mark van Roojen, Aaron Zimmerman, and myself. More information can be found here.